Obviously as everyone knows my daughter Dahli was diagnosed with Autism when she was 2 years old. She's now 4 years old, and our lives are quite the struggle at times (worth it every second though).

The North East Autism Society is a brilliant local charity that helps not just individuals, but families affected by autism. And although Dahli and us have not yet been involved with them yet, it's inevitable that one day she will.

So I thought with my impromptu decision to run a half marathon I might as well do my best to raise as much as I can in the mean time

Thank you

Jonathan McGee